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element14 partners with LCD specialist Kentec to distribute LCD components in Asia Pacific

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Major electronic components distributor element14 Pty Ltd (formerly Farnell) has partnered with leading LCD specialist, Kentec to include a comprehensive selection of LCD components in their inventory.

Catering to diverse applications, Kentec’s advanced LCD components will help engineers in the region to meet Asia’s growing demands from the mobile communication and industrial application sectors.

Market research firm, iSuppli says that the need for small-and-medium size displays has increased by a significant margin in recent months due to the increasing requirements from mobile phone and tablet manufacturers to keep up with consumer demand.  

According to Steve Leung, Director of Kentec Displays, the company’s innovative LCD display modules will now be available for customers in Asia Pacific through element14. 

William Chong, Regional Director of Supplier Marketing, element14, Asia Pacific explains that the rapid evolution in mobile platform technologies has resulted in engineers being constantly challenged to find advanced and reliable LCD solutions and integrate them seamlessly into increasingly sophisticated end product designs.

element14’s partnership with Kentec will provide engineers with some of the best display products to meet their increasingly rigorous design requirements, together with product specification papers, application notes and design software.

Customers can also enjoy 24/7 customer service and 24/5 technical assistance via element14 to address any components-related issues and obtain the necessary knowledge to help them fully utilise the solutions.

element14 offers a comprehensive range of LCD products from Kentec that addresses the market’s need for LCD modules, microcontrollers, power management and mobile communication.

Kentec LCD components available through element14 include touch panels, LCD modules, evaluation kits and expansion boards.

Kentec touch screen LCD modules

Kentec's touch screen LCD modules are available in six different sizes ranging from 3.2 inch to 9.0 inch. Key features of these LCD components include white LED-backlight for clear and crisp illumination for displays as well as resistive or capacitive touch screen options to support multi-touch inputs to support essential applications.

Kentec and Texas Instruments have been in joint product development since 2009 for display solutions in industrial HMI, resulting in capacitive touch panels with TI controller MSP430.

Kentec expansion boards 

Kentec’s expansion boards feature a built-in LED backlight driver circuit and 60-pin Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connector for Kentec LCDs.

The expansion boards enable engineers to easily integrate Kentec’s LCD solutions with the MCU development kits from STMicroelectronics or Embest, facilitating product development efficiency and maximising the end product's functionalities. 

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